[speaker]: Recreational shark fishing in Florida: An interdisciplinary analysis of an emerging conservation issue

Recreational shark fishing in Florida: An interdisciplinary analysis of an emerging conservation issue

David Shiffman
Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Simon Fraser University

Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Fishery Sciences Building, Room 102
Open advising about undergraduate programs hosted in FSH lobby from 3:30-4:00 pm

WORKING TO RESTRAIN A LEMON SHARK IN THE EVERGLADES PRIOR TO MEASUREMENT AND SAMPLING

Sharks are one of the most threatened groups of marine fishes, but the majority of research, advocacy, and management attention to date has focused on threats stemming from commercial fisheries. In this seminar, Dr. David Shiffman will present his interdisciplinary research on threats that sharks face from recreational fisheries in Florida, including charterboat fishing, land-based fishing, and trophy fishing. This research includes assessments of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of different groups of recreational shark anglers, as well as recommended policy solutions.

Dr. David Shiffman is a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University, where his research focuses on sustainable shark fisheries in North America. He has a BS in Biology from Duke University, a Master in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston, and a PhD in Ecosystem Science and Policy from the University of Miami. David is also an award-winning science communicator, with bylines in the Washington Post and Scientific American, and interviews in Nature, National Geographic, CNN, and NPR. His widely followed twitter account @WhySharksMatter is used to educate non-experts about marine science and conservation. Please visit DavidShiffmanCV.com for more information.

This speaker is part of the weekly ‘Autumn Seminar Series’ at the UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. For the full schedule, go to: fish.uw.edu